• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Expectations in primary English are high, particularly in reading. There is an emphasis on inference and deduction together with vocabulary development: two key elements for preparing pupils to access texts at a higher level. At the same time, there is also a change in the rhetoric around guided reading with teachers trying different pedagogies in order to fully prepare pupils for the demands of the reading curriculum. This book explores the various approaches to developing higher level readers.

Accessing Texts
Accessing Texts
Chapter objectives

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Consider relevant research around reading, comprehension and accessing texts;
  • Understand what barriers can prevent access to a text and explore possible solutions;
  • Explore research behind building vocabulary and its impact on accessing texts;
  • Explore the impact of vocabulary on primary schools, especially in terms of Key Stage 2 statutory assessment.
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